Halloween 2020 is upon us and most of us are making plans for quiet evenings at home with horror movies and junk food in place of throwing our traditional larger gatherings. What’s a guy to do, though, when you’ve seen all your favorite movies a hundred times and you just want something different and spooky for Halloween night? Fortunately, for you and me, Creepypasta is here to save the day.
I love a good Creepypasta. There’s just something about them that reminds me of sitting in a darkened room with my cousins at my grandparents’ house telling each other stories that inevitably ended with excited gasps and no few screams as someone yelled “BOO!”
From their early days with “Ted the Caver” and “Jeff the Killer” to the infamous Slender Man himself, the official Creepypasta website has become a bastion for storytellers with a spooky story to share, and no few of them are Halloween-themed.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my favorites, including one that’s brand new that I only discovered today. Take a look at my list below, and let me know your favorites in the comments!
#1 “Too Early to Trick or Treat” by HoodQuest
It all begins in early September when someone dressed as a giant, yellow bunny shows up on the protagonist’s doorstep. It’s much too early to trick or treat, but there’s something much more sinister going on here. The bunny returns in December, January, finds them when they move to a new house. Like most good Creepypastas, it’s that final paragraph that delivers the big punch. Read the full story HERE.
#2 “My Son Did Something Terrible on Halloween” by Girl_From_The_Crypt
An unnamed narrator, a mother, recounts the events that took place the year before on Halloween when her zombie-obsessed son went out trick or treating for the first time without adult supervision. I did not see the twist coming in the way that it did. It’s super creepy and violent. Check it out HERE!
#3 “Trick or Treat” by Justine Anastasia
Oof, this story is as heartbreaking as it is terrifying, and I cannot express to you enough that if you have a problem with clowns you should probably skip this one and move onto the next. A woman is home alone on Halloween night when a large clown shows up on her doorstep. He leaves her a “treat” and she soon finds herself running for her life. Read the full story HERE.
#4 “I am a Ghost” by Johnny Strange aka StrangeIsWe
I love when someone tries something different. This chilling little story takes place in a haunted house but is told from the point of view of the ghost who does his best to scare away the little brats who sneak into the house each year on Halloween. Check it out by CLICKING HERE.
#5 “The Legend of Tallulah James” by SuperQueen0208
I love a good urban legend come to life, and this one has everything you need. A woman is visited late on Halloween night by a teenage girl who had a terrifying experience in a local cemetery. This one is a little longer, but totally worth it. Read it HERE.
#6 “The Ones Who Sleep Alone” by AimToSnack
This is a cool little open-ended creature feature. A guy recounts the story of the time he brought home a girl from a Halloween party and the stories they told each other in the gathering darkness. There’s a definite creepiness to the final story. It’s well-paced and gives you just a enough to chill the bones. CLICK HERE to read the full Creepypasta.
#7 “The Last Halloween” by William Dalphin
This excellent story finds two young boys setting out to pull a little Halloween prank on old Granny Clark. The night definitely does not go as planned. Just like many classic “ghost stories” the twists on the Creepypasta site get used over and over. The finale of this story, however, I did not see coming in any shape or form. Definitely worth the read. You’ll find the full story HERE.